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Women win fourth straight basketball game

Story by Chad Mullen, Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team remained atop the Heart of America Athletic Conference with a 71-67 win over William Penn University Saturday. The win puts the Wildcats at 17-4 overall. Kelsey Larson led with 19 points off the bench, and Mackenzie Cook led the starters with 15. Jessica Zweifel...

Women’s basketball team bounces back in big win against Clarke

Women’s basketball team bounces back in big win against Clarke

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

January 21, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Senior Kelsey Larson led the Wildcats to a 103-63 win against Clarke University inside the Collins Center on Saturday. Larson led the Wildcats with 30 points and set a school record by making eight three-pointers in a single game for the ‘Cats. After a close 80-75 loss to Central Methodist University...

Women’s basketball first in Heart after home wins

Women’s basketball first in Heart after home wins

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Wildcat wins against both MidAmerica Nazarene and Graceland University at home place Baker at the top of the Heart of America Athletic Conference standings with an overall record of 13-3 and 11-1 in the Heart. The No. 14 Baker women’s basketball team made a school-record 18 three-pointers in its...

Women beat Benedictine in Fab Four rematch

Women beat Benedictine in Fab Four rematch

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

December 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In their first meeting since the 2016 NAIA Fab Four, the No. 12 Baker Wildcats used a big fourth quarter to defeat the No. 14 Benedictine College Ravens 69-56 on Saturday in the Collins Center. The Wildcats have won six of their last nine against the Ravens and Baker improved to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in...

Women’s basketball wins five straight

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The women’s basketball team has won five-straight conference games after going on the road to defeat Culver-Stockton 76-53 and Mount Mercy 76-44. The Wildcats are now 8-1 on the season, 6-1 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. Baker moved up one spot to No. 12 in the NAIA Coaches’ Top...

Basketball teams sweep Avila

Basketball teams sweep Avila

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

After defeating Avila 73-52 at home on Monday night, the No. 13 Baker women are off to a 6-1 start overall and a 4-1 start in the Heart of America Athletic Conference for the second consecutive season. Meanwhile, the Baker men beat Avila for the second-straight time, 87-60. Following the win, the...

2016-17 women’s basketball preview

2016-17 women’s basketball preview

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

October 31, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women’s basketball team is coming off its best season in program history. The Wildcats won 28 games in 2015-16, highlighted by a memorable NAIA national tournament run in Independence, Missouri. The No. 13 Wildcats will look to pick up right where they left off, but this time it will be without...

Women fall to MNU in NAIA finals

Women fall to MNU in NAIA finals

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker women lost to MidAmerica Nazarene 49-35 in the NAIA National Championship game on Tuesday night in Independence, Missouri. The Wildcats finish their best season in program history at 28-9, and the seniors finish with 96 wins in their four years. This marks the seventh straight loss to MNU...

Women dominate Benedictine in Fab Four

Women dominate Benedictine in Fab Four

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Baker University women are into Tuesday night's NAIA national championship game after beating conference rival Benedictine 50-34 in the Fab Four. Senior Ericka Simpson’s career-high 24 points pushed the Wildcats to a dominating win Monday night at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence,...

Women clinch spot in Fab Four

Women clinch spot in Fab Four

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 19, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 22 Baker women beat the No. 13 Lewis-Clark State Warriors 71-52 in the NAIA quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon in Independence, Missouri, and clinched a spot in the Fab Four for the first time in school history. The Wildcats will take on their conference rival Benedictine at 6 p.m. on Monday...

Women advance to national quarterfinals

Women advance to national quarterfinals

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 22 Baker Wildcats claimed a 70-56 win over No. 5 Shawnee State in the second round of the NAIA national championships on Friday afternoon in Independence, Missouri. The Wildcats will play Lewis-Clark State at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena for a chance to go to the Fab Four. This...

Hot shooting leads BU women to first-round win

Hot shooting leads BU women to first-round win

Story by Jim Joyner, Sports Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The No. 22 Baker women opened up the NAIA national tournament with an 80-71 upset win over the No. 12 Columbia College Cougars Wednesday night at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena in Independence, Missouri. Senior Jami Hodge’s career-high 30 points and the team’s hot 3-point shooting pushed the...